CLT20: Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians 1st T20 Video Highlights
Rajasthan Royals 148 for 3 (Samson 54) beat Mumbai Indians 142 for 7 (Rohit 44, Pollard 42, Malik 3-24) by 7 wickets
We have moved on from the IPL to the Champions League T20 qualifiers, and from there to Champions League proper, but some things haven't changed. Rajasthan Royals stay unbeaten at home in 2013. Poor shots keep making games interesting. And ordinary umpiring keeps playing a significant role.
After an early shower delayed the start by 15 minutes, Royals asked the IPL champions to bat first on a pitch with fresh grass, and kept them down to 142 thanks to Vikramjeet Malik, who possibly wouldn't have been playing had Siddharth Trivedi not been suspended for one year for not reporting an approach by bookies. Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Coulter-Nile, the latter playing in the absence of Lasith Malinga, put Royals batsmen through a stern test, but were frustrated by Sanju Samson having escaped a plumb lbw when on one.